Sometimes a long weekend gets a little boring and it may look like you have nothing to do. To spend your time in a more productive way, we have a guide for you. Follow it and you will be revitalising both mind and body.
Most people plan and schedule their weekend in advance and know how to spend each day. Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of “The Humor Advantage” says “people make reservations, book tea times, or schedule activities with their kids.”
Lynn Taylor a national workplace expert says that you should have a three-day action plan for the weekend. It should be strategic and flexible to accommodate for anything out of the ordinary.
So what every your goals are remember to always have a plan. Make a schedule so you know that you’re on track.
PACKING UP WORK
Smart people always wrap up their work before leaving so that they can spend quality time with their family. This involves saying a proper goodbye to colleagues, cleaning up the work desk and always finishing the work. This ritual helps mental relaxation and improves your mood. Because time spent worrying is time wasted. So do yourself a favour and leave the work at the office.
SAY NO TO TECHNOLOGY
The people who actually want to spend quality time with the people around them, would keep their phones aside instead of staring at them. It is necessary to be a part of a healthy gathering. So do yourself a favour and unplug that device. This is also beneficial for your health and a necessary ingredient for a good night’s sleep. Did we mention it was also the best way of getting more work done.
Set priorities for your emails and work. Tell your colleagues about a specific time of your availability. This helps you relax and maintain a proper schedule for family time and work time.
Sometimes not planning anything is also part of the plan! Do nothing and plan nothing. Seriously! It is the best way to prevent a burnout. Just breathe in and breathe out.
INVEST YOUR TIME
The people who take care of you in your busy days need your time when you are not busy. Spend time with your family and give them the love they deserve. Bounce of ideas with everyone you meet. You never know from where a solution will present itself.
SPEND TIME ON YOURSELF
Take care of yourself. Make some time for yourself. Take care of your health. Exercise your body and mind. Exercise is one of the best ways you can have a ‘me time’ and make it productive too! You often skip workouts and health sessions in your busy days so compensate them when you have the free time.
GIVE SOMETHING TO SOMEONE
Successful people spend a part of their vacations by volunteering for a charitable cause. Social work is always great. Be kind and pay it forward.
Spend some time out of the area where you spend your normal days. Don’t look for a month. Explore the country side. Breathe the fresh air and let nature take care of the rest.
Spending some time without leaving to a far off place is always a good idea. Travelling to somewhere close and exploring should always be a priority instead of visiting the same place every time.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE!
Every person is passionate about some thing. Do the things that interest you. Invest your time in your passion and you will feel a pleasure that is at another level.
Successful people don’t take their work with them. Their minds are relaxed and they don’t stress over anything while they’re having fun.
Give yourself some sleep. Go to bed and free your mind. Give yourself a goodnight’s sleep, it’s the best way to be mentally relaxed and ready for a new day.
AN OFF DAY
Some people go for an off day and instead of resting. They do their work because they think they can work properly when they will not be at work. This is a win-win.
Smart people think about their time after the weekend on the last night of their vacations. They do this without stressing themselves and set their goals for the future.
LEARN TO SAY NO
Never waste your time on things and people who do not interest you. Always know how to say no when you think you do not have interest in that particular situation. Time is the most precious resource for anyone. Invest it in something useful.
Last but not the least, enjoy your self and have some time with yourself. Do the things that make you happy.
Have a good weekend with these points in mind!